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#1 Orpheus

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

This is a VERY loose topic.

Impressive achievements, reports, technological snafus, humor -- anything related to technology that you want to share, but don't want to spend a whole lot of time explaining.

For example:



#2 MuseZack

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:18 AM

The Falcon Heavy launch today was pretty glorious!
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Then, for the second time in the history of the world,
we will have discovered fire."
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#3 Orpheus

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 03:25 AM

View PostMuseZack, on 07 February 2018 - 12:18 AM, said:

The Falcon Heavy launch today was pretty glorious!

It was fast-paced and exciting: so many different steps to watch in less time -- at almost three times the mass, the Falcon Heavy had to climb faster. (The longer you take to climb to orbit, the longer gravity fights your engines and the less efficient your rocket is. This is called "gravity loss", and really eats into your payload)

But what really blew me away was the picture-perfect twin landing. It was just like the animations, but better because it was real!

You've already seen this on my Twitter feed, Zack, but others reading this are probably too smart to follow any feed I'd write.

In 1949, Wernher von Braun wrote a short science fiction book, "Das Marsprojekt" (Full English version free here) in which he wrote:

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In The Mars Project, Earth-Mars rockets were a long central cylinder flanked by two shorter cylinders of the same diameter like Falcon Heavy, not like the tapered, vertically-staged , ICBM-derived Saturn V that von Braun designed to go to the Moon in a rush. Unsurprisingly, the next step in NASA's rocket program, the Space Shuttle launcher, influenced by all his prior work, was shaped like a Falcon Heavy, with the orbiter piggybacked on it

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:10 PM

Damned GPS!

https://www.theverge...-elon-musk-mars
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#5 Orpheus

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:34 PM

We've seen Bowie play Tesla (The Prestige), so a Tesla playing Bowie is only fitting.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:44 AM


This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe



Amazingly, no one is addressing the REAL issue here: are they tasty?

#7 Orpheus

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:47 AM

OTOH this next article makes me worry that they may not be like the Gulf coast (or Georgia) crayfish I've enjoyed.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:26 AM

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What? No one is going to say the obvious punchline?

Oh, very well. I'll do it.

"That's cray-cray!"

#9 Orpheus

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:34 AM

Then there was that time Michael Jackson shorted a circuit in 1973 (watch his brothers' reaction)

#10 D.Rabbit

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:51 PM

Here is some interesting tech we might want to look into?



After that^ I'm going to come right out and say it.
Elon Musk is a plant by the ruling factors of the 7 verses. The ideas he promotes  are to be avoided at all cost.

His fun little experiments are nothing more than subterfuge to keep us grounded.
A waste of money.
Dangerous to life and limb. Like his hyperloop/recipe for disaster.



I'll give him credit for thinking up some of the stuff he proposes, but they don't work with humans at the helm. IMHO

Nice that the Falcon wasn't sabotaged this time but we are going in the wrong direction with the fuel sources used.
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#11 D.Rabbit

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

View PostOrpheus, on 11 February 2018 - 02:26 AM, said:

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What? No one is going to say the obvious punchline?

Oh, very well. I'll do it.

"That's cray-cray!"

I thought it was, "Mini lobsters, Yum?"

It does bring to mind the female hammer head sharks that reproduced clones when in captivity.
They tend to live around the Galapagos islands where many different ocean currents meet up.
They are hardy, able to live in the different temperatures of the currents.
I suspect they have evolved to be perfect, which includes cloning when need be.

Don't know if their clones when they mate with males will produce the diversity duel sex does.
It wasn't explored to the same depth of the gray fish.

Many years ago I purchased male sterile poplars. That was a joke.
They found a way to reproduce by rhyzomes.  Grrrr

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#12 D.Rabbit

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:06 PM

Had to ad this video since I'm such a bug for ants and it has new information to do with their ancient technology.

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